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  • Commentary

    On the Road to Nowhere

    This was the Prime Ministers Road to Brexit speech, meant to be the crescendo of a series of public performances to put us all at […]

    Mike Small 2nd Mar'18 13
  • Commentary

    The Excruciating Detail of Existence

    Fair play to Molly Scott Cato – the Green MEP – who is taking David Davis to court over Brexit. Here she is questioned by […]

    Mike Small 11th Dec'17 1
  • Brexit

    Brexit and the art of Deflection

    A few days ago The European Union provided an “absolute deadline” in ten days, for Britain to improve progress on outstanding issues, before turning to […]

    John S Warren 28th Nov'17 56
  • Commentary

    Values of the Vicarage

    Can you feel it? Everyone coming together like a 1970s Coca-Cola ad? As our unelected PM put it in her Easter message to the masses: […]

    17th Apr'17 0
  • Commentary

    Authentic Nations

    The question of authenticity is crucial for nations storyboarding. A hundred-thousand undergraduate essays must have quoted Benedict Anderson’s “imagined communities” (by the way in Anderson’s […]

    Mike Small 7th Mar'17 29
  • Commentary

    Clown Coup

    It’s difficult not to be smug when looking across the pond at the depths that US politics has sunk to. Gone are the days when […]

    Mike Small 10th Oct'16 28
  • Commentary

    Brexit Means Racism

    Hatred is spewing out of the Conservative conference and the wider English political culture. Till now most of it has been avoided, ignored or tolerated […]

    Mike Small 5th Oct'16 83
  • Commentary

    Blimey, it could be Brexit!

    Too often we see things through a purely Scottish lens. Brexit is voicing us to change that. Anthony Barnett has written a book on how […]

    Anthony Barnett 20th Jun'16 6
  • Commentary

    This is England

    In the first of a series of articles looking at contemporary English culture and politics in the run-up to St George’s Day 2016, Jay Griffiths […]

    Jay Griffiths 15th Apr'16 39
  • Commentary

    Long to Reign Over Us

    The state broadcaster and the amassed media horde (grateful for something to distract us from the embarrassing phenomenon of people reclaiming their humanity in the […]

    Mike Small 8th Sep'15 54
  • Commentary

    Whatever Happened to the Tories, Ma?

    All the way through the referendum, I could feel my Tory ancestors tugging away at my insides somewhere. As I watched the various intimidating manoeuvres […]

    Peter Arnott 3rd Jul'15 30
  • Commentary

    Oh! Take me back to dear old Blighty

    What does the media frenzy over Richard III tell us about Englishness? Probably nothing new. At the core of modern English identity, at least in […]

    28th Mar'15 33
  • Commentary

    Notes from Jockistan

    By Mike Small Yesterday Chris Roycroft-Davis was not a happy-chappy. “When George Osborne, Chancellor of the United Kingdom, today presents a Budget that will be […]

    19th Mar'15 46
  • Commentary

    England After Scotland

    In a recent Counterfire article on the Scottish referendum campaign Alex Snowdon used a rarely mentioned phrase, the ‘English Left’. Apart from a few mavericks, amongst whom […]

    Mark Perryman 23rd Sep'14 29
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